Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday received a telephone call from Turkish counterpart MevlÃ¼t Ãavusoglu, who felicitated him on assuming office as foreign minister of Pakistan.
According to reports, the two sides discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations. The two sides also agreed to celebrate the completion of 75 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations. Bilawal thanked Ãavusoglu for supporting Pakistan’s stance on the Kashmir issue.
Last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had called for a solution to the decades-old Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan on the basis of the United Nations resolutions.
“We maintain our stance in favour of solving the ongoing problem in Kashmir for 74 years, through dialogue between the parties and within the framework of relevant United Nations resolutions,” he had said while addressing the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in a wide-ranging speech.
President Erdogan has consistently raised the Kashmir issue at the annual sessions of the UNGA.